He starts off as a “bleeding heart liberal” who is against violence but when his wife and daughter are brutally assaulted in a home invasion, he takes matters into his own hands. An inept police force fails to bring the men to justice (and never do) but Paul takes to the streets with his gun and starts taking out criminals.
The public aren’t sure whether he’s a hero or just as bad as the villains, but either way that’s what makes it such a fascinating film.
But never mind all this deep thinking philosophising, man.
Let’s take a look at every Death Wish movie and see just how many scumbags Paul Kersey takes out.
Kersey Kill Count: 116
As some YouTube commenter also stated: in Death Wish 3, Shriker indicates that Kersey killed at least 12 additional criminals after the the events of Death Wish 2. In Death Wish 4, Nozaki states that “The Vigilante” killed a mugger in L.A. after the events of Death Wish 3. So Kersey in actuality has a total of 129 kills… impressive… most impressive.